The .38 Special is a cartridge that has been around for over 100 years and has been used for a variety of purposes. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the history and usage of .38 Special ammunition, from its origins as a revolver cartridge to its use in modern handguns. Read further and encounter our big announcement.
The .38 Special cartridge was first introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1899 as a revolver cartridge. The cartridge was designed to be a more powerful and effective replacement for the .38 Long Colt cartridge that was in use at the time. The .38 Special cartridge quickly gained popularity among law enforcement agencies and civilians alike, and it became the standard cartridge for police revolvers in the United States.
The .38 Special cartridge is widely used in both revolvers and modern handguns. The cartridge’s moderate recoil and accuracy make it a popular choice for self-defense, law enforcement, and target shooting. The cartridge is also popular among hunters, particularly those who hunt small game.
One of the reasons the .38 Special has remained popular for so long is its versatility. The cartridge can be loaded with a wide range of bullet weights and styles, from light, fast-moving bullets for target shooting to heavier, slower-moving bullets for self-defense or hunting.
There are several variants of the .38 Special ammunition, including the standard load, which is typically a 158-grain lead bullet at a velocity of around 850 feet per second. There are also +P and +P+ loads available, which are loaded to higher pressures and velocities than the standard load. These loads offer increased stopping power, but they also produce more recoil and can be more difficult to shoot accurately.
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